Hoyt Alverson

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

My teaching at Dartmouth (in economic and linguistic anthropology and in methods of field research) has spanned over four decades (1968 – 2011). During several leaves I have also held visiting, teaching and research appointments at Princeton, Yale, and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Several courses have included practical, mini-ethnographic research by undergraduates (well outside student bubbles) among residents of elder care facilities, homeless shelters, food banks, as well as study of students' social life in dormitories, fraternities, sororities, sporting venues, and sites of other extra-curricular activities.

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  • B.A. George Washington University, 1964
  • Ph.D. Yale University, 1968